…..and the winners are (P.M's Science Prize recipients announced
(sticK - 26 Nov. 2010 ) So, how much will the rest of New Zealand care about last night's announcement of the Prime Minister's Science Prizes?
John Key and Wayne Mapp are going their manful best to promote research, and its close kissing cousin, innovation, as one of the main ways (the only way?) that New Zealand can lift our economic performance.
The recognition of science participants, none of them remotely like the mad-scientist depicted in movies, is a small part in that promotion.
It will be interesting to see how much interest and attention is given to the winners of the Prime Minister's Science Prizes announced this morning in Auckland. You'd like to think someone's tracking some numbers on the media attention......no doubt if they're upwards, we'll hear about it.
For the record the full list of 2010 winners is:
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